Transport in Mussoorie

One of the most preferred and sought-after tourist destination in Northern India is Mussoorie hill station in the heart of Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. Famous for its scenic brilliance, mesmerizing natural beauty, scintillating green landscapes of Doon Valley, the varied flora and fauna in the backdrop of gigantic Garhwali Himalayas, Mussoorie is one of the best tourist places in the country. Apart from the panoramic view, Mussoorie is also famous for the multiple adventurous activity centres, shopping zones, delicious food and luxurious hotels. It is indeed a perfect place to spend a great holiday with family and friends and maybe for this reason only people from all over the world visit the hill station almost throughout the year. Considering this preference the transport system of Mussoorie has been made stronger with affluent conveyance options from any location.

Local Transport in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is located at a distance of 34 km from Dehradun. The nearest place from Mussoorie is Dehradun from where there are multiple options of private cars which can be hired to visit Mussoorie. Apart from this there are private and government buses too which travel on Dehradun-Musooorie route. However, it may be noted that best means of travelling are not restricted to the above mentioned route only since there are plenty of transport services to various places in and around Mussoorie.

Airport near Mussoorie

There is no airport in Mussoorie. The nearest international airport from Mussoorie is Delhi International Airport and the nearest national airport is Jolly Grant Airport. The distance of Jolly Grant Airport from Mussoorie is around 60 kms which can be travelled by local conveyance at reasonable rates. Jolly Grant Airport, previously, did not had regular flight operation of various airways companies but as per the Government decision, Indian Airlines have regular flights to Delhi Airport from where passengers can connect to other cities and states. Situated on the Rishikesh-Dehradun Highway, the airport has private taxi counter as well as Uttarakhand State Transport bus stand near the gate.

However as per the present scenario, considering the popularity and demand of the hill station, several companies have started their flight operation on this route. Apart from Air India, whose fares are comparatively higher at around Rs5400, there are other strong players in this business which includes Spice Jet, Jet Konnect, Jet Airways and Jet Lite.

Some of the regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun are

Flight no: 3824
Airline: Jet Lite
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 11:10AM
Reaching at 12:00PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 2824
Airline: Jet Konnect
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 11:10AM
Reaching at 12:00PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 3981
Airline: Jet Lite
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 1:45PM
Reaching at 2:35PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 0307
Airline: Jet konnect
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 1:45PM
Reaching at 2:35PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 2327
Airline: Spice Jet
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 11:20AM
Reaching at 12:20PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 2325
Airline: Spice Jet
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 15:05PM
Reaching at 16:05PM
Operating on all days

Flight no: 2635
Airline: Jet Konnect
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 18:20PM
Reaching at 19:25PM
Operating on all days except Sunday

Flight no: 3635
Airline: Jet Lite
Origin: New Delhi
Destination: Dehradun
Starting at: 18:20PM
Reaching at 19:25PM
Operating on all days except Sunday

Mussoorie Railways

One of the most prominent and widely used medium of transportation is the railways. The nearest railhead of Mussoorie is Dehradun railway station. Having four platforms, this particular station serves quite a number of superfast trains from various parts of the state as well as the neighboring cities. It is well connected with almost all major places like Delhi, Amritsar, Lucknow, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Saharanpur, etc in Northern India as well as metro cities like Mumbai and Kolkata. Even there are direct trains for Muzzaffarpur, Varanasi, Indore, Madurai, Ujjain and Gorakhpur Junction.The station code for Dehradun is DDN. The station is based at a distance of 34 km from Mussoorie which is again travelled with the help of local transports. The fares to travel this distance is also quite reasonable which makes it more popular among frequent travelers through railways. Many workmen to the nearby places opt for the railway transport as it is faster and quite cheaper as compared to other modes of transport.

Bookings for railways can be done from the reservation counter based at Kulri Bazaar in Mussoorie. The address of the same is

Northern Railway Reservation Counter
Near State Bank of India
GPO, Kulri
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179
Phone: 0135 2632846
Website: www.indiarail.gov.in

Buses in Mussoorie

For many travelers a bus ride is more convenient as one can enjoy the picturesque Mussoorie while on their way to the city. Mussoorie being a prominent destination, remains well connected by the state transport bus services from all neighboring places. While some can be travelled by direct buses others are inter-linked with other bus services. The state transport bus service along with private bus operators cover some of the popular destinations near Mussoorie like Barkot, Dehradun, Hanuman Chatti, Saharanpur, Old Tehri and Srinagar Garhwal. Apart from this there are direct buses to New Delhi and Nainital too. The Uttarakhand State Transport Corporation Buses have all kinds of bus services like ordinary bus service, deluxe bus, express buses and super fast buses which differs one from other in respect of time of travel, charges, and comfort too.

Mussoorie has regular buses to almost all destinations in and around Mussoorie. The buses can be fetched from four main bus stands in Mussoorie which includes Library Bus Stand, Masonic Bus Stand, Tehri Bus Stand, and Kempty Bus Stand. However, the latter remains operational only in the months of May to October. For Barlowganj and Jharipani there are local buses leaving from Masonic Bus stand everyday at an interval of few hours. The first bus, however, leaves at 8:00 am.

Car Services in Mussoorie

Car services are one of the most enjoyable and comfortable ride as compared to all other transport services. Car services are nothing but rent-a-car option for single day, few hours or a group of days. Mussoorie being a popular tourist place arranging the same is not at all difficult. Plenty of car travel agents are present in the city who provide excellent service at reasonable rates. Apart from this most agents provide the option of selecting the car they wish to travel as well as that suits their requirement. Though comfort and independent travelling is the key features of car rental services here but in almost all distances, they are costlier as compared to other public transports.

Local Transport in Mussoorie

Travelling within Mussoorie can be comfortably done with the help of horse rides as well as cycle rickshaws available at various places across the city. Prominent horse-riding routes present in Mussoorie are Motilal Nehru Road horse stand to Municipal Garden, Mount Rose horse stand to Deep Hotel via Camels Back road, Picture Palace horse stand to Lal Tibba and Mount Rose horse stand to Jhoola Ghar via Mall road. The rates of all these horse riding routes vary from Rs 30 to Rs120. Apart from horse riding routes there are cycle rickshaws which travel through Jhula Ghar, Library, Municipal Garden, Camels Back road etc. The rates, however, are negotiable for the cycle rickshaws.

As a whole, Mussoorie can be well communicated with various modes of conveyance in reasonable rates and good availability.

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